In the past several days, some Republican members of Congress have indicated that they won’t be bound by Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge in making a deal on the coming fiscal cliff. Norquist is the head of Americans for Tax Reform. Democrats, in turn, have responded with praise that this shows a willingness to compromise, and that they must also be willing to put things on the negotiating table. The fiscal cliff is the combination of the end of Bush-era tax cuts and automatic spending cuts to defense and other budget areas, which could send the nation back into a deep recession. The League has been encouraging communities to speak to your Congresspeople regarding resolving the fiscal cliff with a balanced compromise.
Summer Minnick is the Director of Policy Initiatives and Federal Affairs. She can be reached at 517-908-0301 or [email protected].